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Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis records

 Collection
Identifier: A121

Overview

The Barnett Institute of Chemical Analysis and Materials Science was established at Northeastern University in 1973 as the Institute of Chemical Analysis, Applications and Forensic Science. It was founded by Barry Karger and Bill Giessen, professors of chemistry; Norman Rosenblatt, Dean of the College of Criminal Justice; and Karl Weiss, Chair of the Chemistry Department, with a grant from the United States Department of Justice. The Institute spearheaded graduate education and research in analytical chemistry, materials science, and forensic science, and was internationally recognized for its research accomplishments by the early 1980s. In 1983, Dr. Louis Barnett, recipient of a 1977 Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Northeastern, and his wife Madilyn Barnett contributed a major endowment for the Institute, leading to the renaming of the Institute as the Barnett Institute of Chemical Analysis and Materials Science. In 1985, Dr. James L. Waters, also a recipient of a 1977 Honorary Doctorate from Northeastern, established the James L. Waters Chair in Analytical Chemistry. This was followed in 1993 by a second named chair, the Bradstreet Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry, established in memory of Raymond and Claire Bradstreet. Raymond Bradstreet was a Northeastern alumnus and recipient of a 1988 Honorary Doctorate from Northeastern. The Institute continued to grow its international reputation, and in 1989 began co-sponsoring the annual International Symposia on High Performance Capillary Electrophoresis. The Institute also established the Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture series in 1992 in memory of co-founder Dr. Norman Rosenblatt. With a shift in the research focuses of the Institute, the name was changed again in 2000 to the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis.

Dates

  • 1978-2004 (bulk 1992-2004)

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Chronology

  • 1973 Institute founded as Institute of Chemical Analysis, Applications and Forensic Science
  • 1974 Professors Roger Giese and Paul Vouros join the Institute
  • 1982 Dr. Louis Barnett, recipient of a 1977 Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Northeastern, and Madilyn Barnett make initial gift to the Institute
  • 1983 Dr. and Mrs. Barnett contribute major endowment; Institute celebrates 10th anniversary; and Institute renamed the Barnett Institute of Chemical Analysis and Materials Science
  • 1985 Dr. James L. Waters, recipient of a 1977 Honorary Doctorate from Northeastern, establishes the James L. Waters Chair in Analytical Chemistry
  • 1989 Institute begins co-sponsoring annual International Symposia on High Performance Capillary Electrophoresis
  • 1992 Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture series established in memory of Dr. Norman Rosenblatt, former Dean of the College of Criminal Justice
  • 1993 Bradstreet Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry is established in memory of Raymond Bradstreet, Northeastern alumnus and recipient of a 1988 Honorary Doctorate, and Claire Bradstreet
  • 2000 Name changes to Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis
1973
Institute founded as Institute of Chemical Analysis, Applications and Forensic Science
1974
Professors Roger Giese and Paul Vouros join the Institute
1982
Dr. Louis Barnett, recipient of a 1977 Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Northeastern, and Madilyn Barnett make initial gift to the Institute
1983
Dr. and Mrs. Barnett contribute major endowment; Institute celebrates 10th anniversary; and Institute renamed the Barnett Institute of Chemical Analysis and Materials Science
1985
Dr. James L. Waters, recipient of a 1977 Honorary Doctorate from Northeastern, establishes the James L. Waters Chair in Analytical Chemistry
1989
Institute begins co-sponsoring annual International Symposia on High Performance Capillary Electrophoresis
1992
Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture series established in memory of Dr. Norman Rosenblatt, former Dean of the College of Criminal Justice
1993
Bradstreet Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry is established in memory of Raymond Bradstreet, Northeastern alumnus and recipient of a 1988 Honorary Doctorate, and Claire Bradstreet
2000
Name changes to Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis

Extent

0.35 cubic feet (1 container)

System of Arrangement:

Arranged in one alphabetical sequence by subject.

Physical Location

34/3

Related Materials

Photographs of Barnett Institute facilities, faculty, students, donors, and events are available in Northeastern University Jet negatives (A060), Northeastern University Office of University Photography contact sheets and negatives (A062), and Northeastern University Photography collection (A103).
Records of research projects affiliated with the Barnett Institute are available in Office of Technology Innovation and Commercialization records (A115).
Additional media coverage of the Barnett Institute is available in Office of Communications records (A107) .
Records of the development of the Barnett Institute are available in Corporations and Foundations records (A055).
Further documentation of the Barnett Institute is available in Center for the Study of Sport in Society records (A056), College of Arts and Sciences records (A023), Office of University Development records (A010), and Office of the President (Ryder) records (A019).



Title
Finding aid for the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Caitlin Birch
Date
March 2013
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
92 Snell Library
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US